Operators Lower Prices Slightly in First Half

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — In spite of rising costs, drycleaners nationwide lowered prices an average of 3.4%, according to the most recent survey of’s StatShot panel, a group of operators tapped to contribute financial information anonymously for use at the site.
Operators in the South raised prices the most, with an average 7.5% increase, while those in the Midwest raised prices 3.0%, on average. But in the West, operators cut prices an average of 9.0% — perhaps to spur sales after experiencing a poor first quarter.
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Ian P. Murphy

Freelance Writer

Ian P. Murphy is a freelance writer based in Chicago, and was the editor of American Drycleaner from 1999 to 2011.


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